Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Umbelliferae
Parts Used: Seeds.
Processing: clean seeds
Habitat: Coriander, an umbelliferous plant indigenous to Egypt, southern Europe, is found occasionally in Britain in fields and by the sides of rivers. It is frequently found in a semi-wild state in the east of England, having escaped from cultivation
Medicinal Action and Uses: Stimulant, aromatic and carminative. The powdered fruit, fluid extract and oil are chiefly used medicinally as flavoring to disguise the taste of active purgatives and correct their griping tendencies. It is an ingredient of the following compound preparations of the Pharmacopeia.